Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Balule Nature Reserve, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
+27 835 038 863

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Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge - Hoedspruit, South Africa
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Distance to city centre 6.5 mi
Location rating 9.2


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  • Excellent
    2019-11-17, by Margaux

    We would recommend the place because its focus is on safari and those are really good - 3.5hours each early morning and late afternoon - our driver\guide Hamilton was very authentic and provided a lot of explanations - high chance of spotting leopards in the area however lions are rare - guides are connected via walky talky and share spottings thus if you are lucky you see big 5 in one day - drivers can also drive across official path to follow animals or get closer (not allowed in Kruger Parc)

    cabins are not the newest anymore, the mattress not comfortable at all, food was good but not outstanding

  • Excellent
    2019-04-10, by Andrew

    Every meal was lovely. We ate out, looking over the reserve, under the stars, accompanied by the Rangers who shared great stories with us all. The staff were extremely helpful and looked after us really well. Rooms were plenty big enough and had all you needed for a comfortable, relaxing stay. Our room had views out over the reserve. The afternoon dip in the pool was an added bonus, but all in all, a great place to spend a few days if you get a chance. Oh, and by the way, the game drives, Rangers and Trackers were awesome. Top marks all round for a fantastic lodge. I can see why a number of guests we met return again and again.

  • Excellent
    2019-03-15, by Ian

    The food has a strangely familiar 80s dinner party vibe that I love and is cooked really really well. The drives were great and we saw so much. If you have a few days for a safari then I can't say strongly enough that Mohlabetsi and the Balule are a great choice.

    It doesn't feel as bush as some but this was my second visit in 4 months so not much I don't like.

  • Excellent
    2019-03-11, by Christina

    Our stay was perfect. Special thanks to our great guides Sam and Richard who did everything to give us the ultimate Safari experience including the big 5!

    Nothing - everything was great

  • Excellent
    2018-10-05, by Peter

    It was dry season when we where there and the Lodge provided a lovely oasis of greenery to sit and relax in the garden watching the odd buffalo or warthog test out the fencing! The sleeping accommodation was large and comfortable and the outside shower was, well... a little different. The evening meal taken with the other guests was an enjoyable affair and breakfast was a thorough mix with the usual offerings. They're got the game drives off to a tee. We liked the fact we kept the same ranger/driver for all the drives so we didn't go down the same routes again and again - and the ranger sought out species we'd not yet seen. I felt they try to group guests with the same arrival dates as well for the same reasons. A nice touch. So was it worth it? Well, leaving aside the comfort factor - we got to see 4 of the 'big 5' - close up. By that I mean within a few feet - a male lion was more or less by the wheels chewing his way through an Impala snack. No Elephants on our drives - but we did miss the last one (airport beckoned). We had a Ford Ecosport and I wouldn't have liked to have driven the 7km track to the lodge in anything less robust. Not a problem - just something to be aware of.

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When you stay at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge in Hoedspruit, you'll be steps from Balule Game Reserve. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

9.6 Excellent

based on 112 reviews









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  • Friendly service
  • Pleasant hotel grounds
  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Nice building

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Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Babysitting or child care
Currency exchange on-site
Gift shop
Outdoor pool
Airport Shuttle (Surcharge)
Free parking
Designated smoking area
Storage available
Concierge service
Laundry facilities
Laundry service
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Pets not allowed
Train station shuttle

FAQs when booking at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge

Where is Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge located?

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is located at Balule Nature Reserve, 6.5 miles from the centre of Hoedspruit. Khamai Reptile Centre is the closest landmark to Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?

Check-in time is 12:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge.

Does Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offer free parking?

Yes, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offers free parking.

Does Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge from the airport?

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is 9.4 miles from Hoedspruit. Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge is 25.2 miles from Phalaborwa.

Can you bring pets to Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge?

No, pets are not allowed at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge.

Does Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge have a pool?

Yes, Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge has a pool on-site.


Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge - Hoedspruit - Building All photos (1)
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Most popular landmarks

  • Khamai Reptile Centre 13.3 mi
  • Klaserie 14.9 mi
  • Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre 18.1 mi
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre 18.2 mi
  • Timbavati Nature Reserve 23.7 mi
  • Echo Caves 31 mi

Getting around

Hoedspruit 9.4 mi
Phalaborwa 25.2 mi